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WEST SIDE STORY


America Lyrics

ANITA
Puerto Rico
My heart's devotion
Let it sink back in the ocean
Always the hurricanes blowing
Always the population growing
And the money owing
And the sunlight streaming
And the natives steaming
I like the island Manhattan
Smoke on your pipe
And put that in!

GIRLS
I like to be in America
Okay by me in America
Everything free in America

BERNARDO
For a small fee in America

ANITA
Buying on credit is so nice

BERNARDO
One look at us and they charge twice

ROSALIA
I have my own washing machine

INDIO
What will you have not to keep clean?

ANITA
Skyscrapers bloom in America

ROSALIA
Cadillacs zoom in America

TERESITA
Industry boom in America

BOYS
Twelve in a room in America

ANITA
Lots of new housing with more space

BERNARDO
Lots of doors slamming in our face

ANITA
I'll get a terrace apartment

BERNARDO
Better get rid of your accent

ANITA
Life can be bright in America

BOYS
If you can fight in America

GIRLS
Life is all right in America

BOYS
If you're all white in America

GIRLS
Here you are free and you have pride

BOYS
Long as you stay on your own side

GIRLS
Free to be anything you choose

BOYS
Free to wait tables and shine shoes

BERNARDO
Everywhere grime in America
Organized crime in America
Terrible time in America

ANITA
You forget I'm in America

BERNARDO
I think I'll go back to San Juan

ANITA
I know a boat you can get on,
Bye Bye!

BERNARDO
Ah-hah
Everyone there will give big cheer!

ANITA
Everyone there will have moved here

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Meaning to "America" (10 meanings)
kitty couture 12/06/12,14:50
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TheCatQueen Me and my friends are watching the movie in band and when he died when really did scream no!!! It was hilarious! We got shhhed by eveyone though!
Cheesypuff 11/23/11,14:37
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I luv this song!!!!!! West Side Story is my fav movie!!!! This is my second favorite song!!! I Feel Pretty is my fav.
Crona 11/21/11,09:57
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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SONG WEST SIDE STORY IS MY FAV MUSICAL OF ALL TIME I LOVE THIS SONG I LOVE HOW BERNARDO IS SO MEAN TO ANITA IT MAKES ME SMILE IT'S LIKE ME AND MY BROTHER LOL
maxout 10/26/10,16:38
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There are two versions of this song, one written for the stage and one for the movie, which is why you are finding different lyrics.
phoebe 04/18/10,02:11
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they aren't right cos if u search Over the rainbow - Week 3 - Group Performance u miss out the begging bit sung by anita
bigmash 03/23/10,15:55
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i find this music cool i heard it a few times and saw a part of the movie but i dont know on what side i would like to be in puerto rico or America?
krfvfactrules 03/10/10,12:52
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thanks. on wednesdays i have to sing this in v factor. this helped but i've forgot the tune hehe oops xx
Mercedes Gonzales 08/21/09,20:59
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THank you for providing the lyrics to this song. I didn't know all of the words, but know I do so thank you.
emma 08/09/09,02:07
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Thankyou very much for providing correct lyrics! I didn't understand some parts of the song because of their accent, but now I know everything their saying! thankyou very much
TheCatQueen 09/11/12,19:58
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This song is fabulous! Bernardo is EPIC!!!! Why does he have to die?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? :( First time I saw it I wanted to scream NO!!!!!!!! But I was watching the movie for an end of the year party in choir so I just thought it.
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